Think the Bosnia Conflict Was a Civil War?


The conflict in Bosnia was more than a civil war. Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia following a controversial referendum, and was recognized by the United States and Europe in April 1992 — and the... Read more

The Militarized, Adaptable Cartel Spreading Across Mexico

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The CJNG is expanding its presence and... Read more

Follow the Russian Natural Gas


To make sense of Carter Page — an American oil consultant and former foreign-policy... Read more

The Trump Administration Wants a War America Cannot Win


Who knew that U.S. vice president Mike Pence would take a page out of... Read more

The U.S. Military Bushwacked Iranian Forces in Syria


In early February 2018, Syrian regime forces moved to take over oil fields near... Read more
Marcel Mitzakis’ Giant Tank-Mounted Lamp Blinded German Troops
In March 1945, the rapidly advancing U.S. Army’s 9th Armored Division — to its surprise — found itself at...
The Wars No One Notices

The Wars No One Notices

I’m in my mid-30s, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan...

In 1948, Israel Survived Assault by Five Arab States

In 1948, Israel Survived Assault by Five Arab States

May 14, 1948, was a Friday and time was running out. David Ben-Gurion was determined to declare the state...

The Strategy of Maximal Extraction

The Strategy of Maximal Extraction

The new U.S. energy policy of the Trump era is, in some ways, the oldest energy policy on Earth....

Think the Bosnia Conflict Was a Civil War?

Think the Bosnia Conflict Was a Civil War?

The conflict in Bosnia was more than a civil war. Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of...

The Militarized, Adaptable Cartel Spreading Across Mexico

The Militarized, Adaptable Cartel Spreading Across Mexico

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The CJNG is expanding its presence and influence throughout Mexico. In each...
What if North Korea Had Prevailed in the Korean War?

What if North Korea Had Prevailed in the Korean War?

In the summer of 1950, the Korean People’s Army came tantalizingly close to rolling up U.N. forces on the...

Egypt Launches a Major Offensive Against Islamic State

Egypt Launches a Major Offensive Against Islamic State

On Feb. 9, 2018, Egyptian army spokesman Col. Tamer El Refai announced that the Egyptian armed forces had launched...

Follow the Russian Natural Gas

Follow the Russian Natural Gas

To make sense of Carter Page — an American oil consultant and former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump —...

The Dominator Was the B-29 Bomber’s Bizarre Competitor

The Dominator Was the B-29 Bomber’s Bizarre Competitor

The B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber achieved fame — and infamy — for its role in the atomic bombings of...

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